Tag: 2012

Tonight's Sky: April 2012

Tonight’s Sky: April 2012

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere’s skywatching events with “Tonight’s Sky.” In April, Saturn reaches opposition and the Lyrid meteor shower streaks through the sky. “Tonight’s Sky” is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and […]

November 20, 2012 | 20 Comments More
Tonight's Sky: May 2012

Tonight’s Sky: May 2012

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere’s skywatching events with “Tonight’s Sky.” May brings us the Eta Aquarid meteor shower and a solar eclipse. “Tonight’s Sky” is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes — and other astronomy […]

November 5, 2012 | 18 Comments More
Hawaii 2012: Seeing the Keck I Telescope move!

Hawaii 2012: Seeing the Keck I Telescope move!

While in Hawaii for the transit of Venus, Editor Dave Eicher’s group of about 100 travelers trekked up to the summit of Mauna Kea to see the 10-meter Keck I Telescope. They had as their guide a well-known user of the Kecks, Alex Filippenko of the University of California, Berkeley, and the staff at Keck […]

August 4, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Transit of Venus 2012: A Viewer's Guide

Transit of Venus 2012: A Viewer’s Guide

Hank briefs us on the upcoming planetary transit of Venus, which will be observable June 5th and 6th of 2012. Like SciShow on Facebook: www.facebook.com Follow SciShow on Twitter: www.twitter.com Instructions for watching the transit (or an eclipse) using binoculars: www.youtube.com References: eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov science.nasa.gov spaceX, ISS, solar eclipse, transit of venus, venus, planetary venus, mercury, […]

July 20, 2012 | 17 Comments More